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I Appreciate Classical Music

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    Taste

    I like the romantics. Chopin, Mahler, Beethoven. Brahms is aight. Tchaikovsky was always a bit too Russian for me. JSB is the man. Such wonderful complexity to his music... and then there's the modern stuff. Schoenberg was a genius. I like Barber too, beyond just his Adagio...
    pratyekayan pratyekayan 18-21, M 1 Response Sep 21, 2010

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    SaintMaj SaintMaj 36-40, M Feb 10, 2012

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    All Moods Any Moods

    I've always been a nonconformist. My interest in classical music began when I was in grade school. We had a local station at a university whose programming varied based on who the announcer was. They had news broadcasts, NPR like interviews and classical music. That caught my...
    CrazyWaterSpring CrazyWaterSpring 51-55, M Nov 12, 2013

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    Me Too

    My favourite piece of classical music is Canon in D by Pachabel. I also like Mozart's Horn Concerto No. 4, Eine kleine Nachtmusik, Rondo Alla Turca, The Marriage of Figaro Overture and The Magic Flute. Vivaldi's Gloria and Four Seasons.
    yfronts36 yfronts36 41-45, M 1 Response Mar 18, 2012

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    While I'm by no means an expert

    and connoiseur of classical music, I enjoy it from time to time. Probably my favorite piece at the time is Dance of the Knights aka Montagues and Capulets by Sergei Prokofiev.And nobody still does it better than the Russians! Sadly, all the Bolshoi Ballet videos seem to have...
    BigWolf76 BigWolf76 31-35, M Jan 6

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    justsunni justsunni 51-55, F Dec 17, 2010

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    Montagues And Capulets (prokofiev)

    Another big favourite ......  
    liguidgold liguidgold 41-45, F Jun 29, 2011

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    Magical

    I'm not a hardcore Classical music guy. I only know a handful of composers. But that shouldn't stop me from liking sonatas and symphonies, right? I enjoy listening to Beethoven's Ninth Symphony--it's the most uplifting piece of music I've ever heard. I have some of Mozart and...
    PaulDoe PaulDoe 18-21, M Feb 11, 2010

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    Music is a great joy.

    I love classical music of all sorts. At the moment I'm working on 'Scenes from Childhood' by Robert Schumann. Wonderful! But I love so much of Schumann's piano music, like the Kreisleriana, the Fantasie and the piano concerto.
    Jilly53 Jilly53 61-65, F Jun 29

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    Rare Composers

    I like to find unusual composers as well as the greats like Rachmaninov and Beethoven. E.G. Adolf von Henselt, Joachim Raff, Ignaz Moscheles, Johann Nepomuk Hummel, Kalkbrenner, Wollf. People think if a name is'nt well known the music cannot be worthwhile, yet it is sometimes...
    Peteri Peteri 56-60, M Apr 6, 2013

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    When I Was Young...

    When I was young, up until my teens, alot of the music I heard was at my Grandmothers, she would listen to Tchaikovsky, Mozart, Beethoven etc etc. I used to dance with her and her husband, I would feel like I was a ballerina or a fairy. I love the classics from the ballet, like...
    PurpleUmbrella PurpleUmbrella 31-35, F 3 Responses Jul 12, 2008

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    My Love Story- Unrequited Love

    I was married before I met this guy in company. he was divorced and I introduced one of my friend to him. Because I have good impression of him. Unexpectedly , I found during the meeting with him , I fell in love with him by myself. and he felt it too. I need to make it...
    myheartbroken myheartbroken 26-30 Jun 10, 2009

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    Carmina Burana

    Carmina Burana is definitely something I love to listen to. Apart from being mostly Latin (which I love) also the music is great. I don't listen to classical music very often. But I definitely appreciate an artist's talent. Be it classical music or electronical.
    MsIndievidual MsIndievidual 18-21, F 4 Responses Aug 17, 2009

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    I Love Classical Music.

    When I was small my Mum took me to see Tchaikovsky's 1812 Overture, being performed with real cannons. Still kinda regret I don't remember it that well. Rock on classical music!
    Eurynomos Eurynomos 16-17, M 1 Response Aug 18, 2009

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    WA Mozart

    I can listen to his piano concertos all day. There is something distinctly mesmerising about the music and I am thrilled to listen to it. I have even made love to Mozart.
    bonizil bonizil 22-25, F 1 Response Apr 6, 2013

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    Join The Listeners' Club!

    I am a professional violinist and private violin teacher in Richmond, VA. About a year ago I added a blog to my website in an effort to better allow my students, their parents and everyone else to explore the excitement of classical music. I welcome you to check out the blog...
    timothyjuddviolin timothyjuddviolin 36-40 Jun 10, 2012

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    SaintMaj SaintMaj 36-40, M Feb 10, 2012

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    mother1983 mother1983 26-30, F Jan 8, 2011

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    Uplifting and Relaxing.

    I like to listen to Mozart and Tchachovski, it can be both relaxing or uplifting depending on your mood and where you want to go with your mood.
    HospitalCorpsman HospitalCorpsman 36-40, M 1 Response Aug 10, 2008

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    Moonlight Sonata - Beethoven

    A favourite ....... 
    liguidgold liguidgold 41-45, F 2 Responses Jun 29, 2011

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    Choir...

    I am in a choir at a community college . This is my third semester in choir because I love singing. I am also taking voice lessons and I am in two other choirs at church. People warned me not to take choir again this semester because it's just going to be as bad as the last...
    LuciaRose LuciaRose 26-30, F Feb 25, 2012

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    One Of My Favorites

    Chopin's Nocturne Op.9 No.2 is absolutely mesmerizing.
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Feb 10, 2013

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    justsunni justsunni 51-55, F Dec 17, 2010

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    Related Experiences

    Classical music-- requiems, overtures, masses, and I think an adagio-- has saved my brain during a recent crisis. Before, I appreciated the great composers only when the time was...
    lc14503 lc14503 31-35, F 3 Responses Nov 11

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    I absolutely love classical music. Like any kind of music, I am not always in the mood for it. It's the intellectual end of classical music that I love the most. It takes years...
    asnplaysrugby asnplaysrugby 22-25, M 2 Responses Oct 27

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    Classical music is the only way I can both calm down as well as focus. When I see someone young playing violin or piano, it renews my faith in humanity a little. Classical is the...
    propergentleman propergentleman 36-40, M Nov 12

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    Classical is music's equivalent to the little black dress, and the double-breasted suit/ blazer or the cuff-links to the shirt. Everything classical music encounters is made...
    propergentleman propergentleman 36-40, M Oct 31

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    You know what's awesome? A blend of both. Classical music has strong emotion, and great musical background, while rock has the instruments to bring great drama very quickly. If...
    dabram71 dabram71 16-17, M Nov 5

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    My knowledge of classical music is very limited and I like mainly the powerful stuff that really stirs emotion in me. Here is a spectacular version of O Fortuna that I found on...
    wraithorn wraithorn 41-45, M Nov 5

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    Classic Rock and Indian classical music, likes of Shri Pandit Ravi Shankar to whom even mighty Beatles considered as their Guru.
    roadrunningcoyote roadrunningcoyote 22-25, M Nov 14

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    I like a lot of classical musics.
    XxDorkyBoyxX XxDorkyBoyxX 18-21, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I have a very broad and odd taste in music. I can listen to most things. Classical is definitely something I often go to. I remember in school a teacher told us the story of a...
    tripedge tripedge 31-35, M 4 Responses 7 hrs ago

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    Related fact: some of the best electric guitarists are amazing classical players :) i think that's pretty cool :)
    papercastles papercastles 22-25, F Nov 5

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    Here is a very powerful song that I happened upon while reading up on something called the Tritone or Diabolus in Musica and is what gives this music it's power. This is Karl...
    wraithorn wraithorn 41-45, M Nov 5

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    Hi :) i never tried to listen to classic music but It's on my new year resolution list! the thing is i find these days songs very ..i don't know i just hate it.. so i decided why...
    trytrytry2 trytrytry2 26-30, F 4 Responses 3 days ago

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    Julian Bream - Recuerdos de la AlhambraI remember I used to be fascinated by this piece of guitar music and now I finally know a little about the place it is about.
    novembermountain novembermountain 41-45, F 2 Responses Nov 2

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    Listening to classic music while going through the countryside, some how seems to bring it all more to life. I don't know how anyone can not like the countryside
    wonderland63893 wonderland63893 16-17, F 2 Responses Nov 5

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    The works of Mahler. Just listened to The Song of the Earth, the symphonic song cycle for Tenor and Alto. What incredible music! Seems as if it reflects all the world's troubles.
    Jilly53 Jilly53 61-65, F 3 Responses Nov 7

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    http://youtu.be/u9QLiefnoDE One of my favorites. :D
    niklb niklb 41-45, F 1 Response Oct 28

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    Good morning! Starting off my dark, rainy morning with Tchaikovsky's Violin Concerto..🎻🎼🎶 http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=GAkw_Wi4yIo
    MFeisty MFeisty 41-45, F 3 Responses Oct 31

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    littlefox2 littlefox2 26-30, F Nov 2

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    Andres Segovia - Asturias
    novembermountain novembermountain 41-45, F 2 Responses Nov 2

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    Good stuff in both genres.
    picklebobble picklebobble 46-50, M Nov 5

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    I heard a solo from Jacquline du Pré like months ago and I'm just now checking her out and I'm IN LOVE WITH HER!!!!!!!!!!!!! She is amazing, no one can touch her, her tone is...
    OutOfSight23 OutOfSight23 18-21, F 3 Responses Nov 9

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    Ludwig Van Beethoven - "Moonlight Sonata" http://youtu.be/4Tr0otuiQuU
    PersephoneStardust PersephoneStardust 31-35, F 5 Responses Nov 12

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    Mondonville - Sonata for Harpsichord & Violin in C - Mov. 2&3/3
    leesalee1290 leesalee1290 22-25, M 1 Response Nov 13

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    William Grant Still - Symphony no. 2 (1/4) 1937
    leesalee1290 leesalee1290 22-25, M Nov 13

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